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#1 davey buoy

 
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Posted 13 August 2013 - 04:51 PM

I know this has been talked about somewhat.All my reels are spooled with 8/30 pp.My question is,should you use a leader of some sort? Maybe mono,fluro etc.What would you recommend?We'll have bad boyz or equivalent,jig heads,minnows,salted tails of different colors etc.At that depth(100'plus)is braid good enough?

Kind of want to put ourselves in the best odds of catching a fish or two. Thanks in advance.



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 04:55 PM

I use a 3 foot section of flouro between the braid and lure for my laker fishing.

I tie using a back to back UNI knot. 



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 04:59 PM

Braid is a good idea for deep fishing lakers.....get a better hook set (i.e. no stretch), like Drifter said....use a flouro leader of at least 3 foot. I like using micro swivels instead of line to line to reduce twist....but thats just me.



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 05:03 PM

What pound Fluoro would you recommend?.I use the micro swivels for steel heading as well.Not afraid of a back to back  uni knot as well


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Posted 13 August 2013 - 05:16 PM

What pound Fluoro would you recommend?.I use the micro swivels for steel heading as well.Not afraid of a back to back  uni knot as well

 

Run what you do steelheading... 4-6lb Drennan or Phantom 5.6 or 6.6 is what I run if I'm jigging out on SImcoe.   No need to go crazy.  



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 05:21 PM

Run what you do steelheading... 4-6lb Drennan or Phantom 5.6 or 6.6 is what I run if I'm jigging out on SImcoe.   No need to go crazy.  

Some of the lakers the guys are showing,I would of thought something a lot heavier fluro would be needed.?



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 05:27 PM

Went to Lake Ontario Sunday the smallest laker we got was 6 pounds and went up to 10, out of 8 fish 5 were 8-8.5

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 05:47 PM

Well if your jigging you might want to try the same approach I use ice fishing :good:

Just a thought.

 

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 06:01 PM

My only real experience with jigging lakers is on the ice. I have 8lb Berkley XL or 8lb Seaguar Senshi spooled on my reels. I run it straight to the lure. I think either would work OK as a leader. In the past I’ve tried 10lb PowerPro and an 8lb Maxima Ultragreen leader and caught fish as well.



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 06:05 PM

No need to go crazy.

Unless you fish the waters I do. ;)
I run 40# flouro. :D

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 06:18 PM

Same hardware I take it would be good for whitefish as well?Really hoping for one or the other in no particular order.lol.



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 06:28 PM

Unless you fish the waters I do. ;)
I run 40# flouro. :D

We are not as fortunate as you Drifter. :(



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 06:32 PM

We are not as fortunate as you Drifter. :(

I'll take his fish,but not his 6' of ice :P .



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 06:41 PM

I think it goes hand in hand.

Ill take the ice for fish hands down.



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 06:46 PM

:D

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 08:38 PM

I usually use a long leader on simcoe. About 10ft of 8lb mono. I use improved clinch-improved clinch, but any knot will work.

The trick is the jigging technique ;)

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 08:58 PM

I usually use a long leader on simcoe. About 10ft of 8lb mono. I use improved clinch-improved clinch, but any knot will work.

The trick is the jigging technique ;)

S.

That works ;)



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 09:21 PM

Only time you are gonna need 40# for lakers on open water is if you intend lifting the thing into the boat without a net.



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 10:42 PM

Only time you are gonna need 40# for lakers on open water is if you intend lifting the thing into the boat without a net.

Or you have the chance of hooking into a 30#+ pike in the same water. ;)

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 11:08 PM

I run braid on everything I own other than the ultralights for panfish and attach a leader of 17 pound Berkley Vanish with a micro chain leader.

The flouro is a must here on Erie as it's virtually invisible in the crystal clear water. I started with Vanish and swear by it for me. I'm sure I'm going to be schooled on other superlines but my budget and preference is Vanish.

The braid is great for deep water as it creates much less drag and really is a must for a hookset from any depth.

Mono is great as a backer and shallow water panfishing, maybe the latter. It would be like using a level wind knuckle buster and glass rod today with all the superlines available today would seem just silly. But that is my opinion and mine alone. I stillfish with my brothers ex father in law and he uses his old knuckle buster with the original nylon braid for smallies on the Maitland river, watching him finger the line with a shinner on it is really neat, he has perfected it over the last 80years, yes 80, he's 85.

What's not neat is watching him out fish me 3 to 1. So who knows, you can catch them or you can't.

And oh Drifter was that pic taken this week? Sorry but I'll fish the Florida Keys in Florida on a bad day over any great ice fishing day anytime while I can still stand on this great planet of ours. Just not in the DNA, the first time I went Italy to see where my grand parents came from I saw palm trees in Rome, I'll take palm trees over no trees any day.

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